Underrated DJ tools you have to try

Phase Team

Published on

June 6, 2024

Having handy hacks as DJs is something that not only can help you save time, and optimize your DJ workflow, but even save money!

That's why our team is excited to share some of their favorite niche tools that are worth attention.

And guess what? They’re totally free too!

1. Bandcamp Tempo Adjust

This free browser extension (for Chrome and Firefox) lets you easily figure out the BPM and tweak the tempo of any track on Bandcamp on the go.

Our take on it:

For DJs, adding the BPM info directly on Bandcamp is extremely convenient for heavy Bancamp users. Plus, being a browser extension makes it super handy to install and use.

> Check it out for yourself

2. X Lossless Decoder (XLD)

X Lossless Decoder is a versatile and efficient tool that's perfect for decoding, converting, and playing various 'lossless' audio files. It's compatible with Mac OS X 10.4 and newer versions.

Our take on it:

This one's a total team favorite! It's super easy to use, does the job amazingly well, and hey, it's free!


> Check it out

3. Smores iOS app

This free iOS app is a dedicated tool allowing DJs to discover new music and build playlists fast from Spotify.

With the app, you can dive deep into specific genres, and it even automatically picks out the best parts of the tracks to save you time searching.

Our take on it:

This amazing app, made by DJs for DJs, totally revamps music searching using the algorithm of Spotify.

We especially appreciate being able to filter searches by BPM and Key, which completely changes the way you can use Spotify to your advantage.

> Check it out

4. Ultimate Vocal Remover 5 (UVR)

Ultimate Vocal Remover is a free AI app that strips vocals from any song effortlessly. The interface is user-friendly, and the export quality is even better than some paid tools in the market.

Our take on it:

While there are tons (maybe even hundreds!) of software apps for pulling stems from songs, UVR shines with its free, open-source approach, all while delivering high quality and accessibility.

> Check it out

5. Disfrogs

Disfrogs offers a fresh take on music discovery, utilizing the Discogs API to craft an intelligent web radio that streams tunes in a whole new way.

Our take on it:

As big Discogs fans, we're all in for this initiative! This web radio also packs some very handy features (like track prices, search bank, filters, etc.) to level up your vinyl discovery sessions.

> Check it out

We hope you found this list useful, and we highly recommend experimenting with these tools! Do you have any hidden gems in your DJ toolkit that could benefit fellow DJs?

Share them in the comments below!

What's the one DJ tool you love to use?

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